LAMA auctioned in May 22, 2005 the contents of the Paul Lazlo designed John M. Hudspeth Residence in Prineville, Oregon realizing $885,704.15 for the furnishings.
About The Artist
Renowned international architect and designer Paul László was the first choice in Beverly Hills from the moment he arrived in the US in the 1930s. An early commission of his was to design the Bullock’s department store on Wilshire Boulevard. By the late 1940s, László had built and designed homes for Hollywood elite such as William Wyler, Cary Grant, Elizabeth Taylor, Barbara Stanwyck, Barbara Hutton, Fritz Lang, as well as the casino, showrooms and hotel interiors for Howard Hughes. George Nelson in 1948 described László’s designs as having “generous dimensions, great elegance of appearance, and impeccable taste”, all of which translated easily to the glamorous Hollywood lifestyle.
The May 22, 2005 LAMA Modern Art & Design Auction featured the largest and most comprehensive László commission to ever surface for sale at one time. This collection came from the John and Floreine Hudspeth Residence in Prineville, Oregon. In 1952 this commission of furniture, curtains, lamps, carpeting, and mural wall totaled $175,000. In the 2005 LAMA Auction this collection brought $904,226.65.